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Cash hired as City's economic recruiter Cash hired as City's economic recruiter

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead announced the hiring of local businesswoman Helene Singer Cash as the city's new economic development director (EDD) in a statement released this (Wednesday) morning.

"Helene is a highly regarded professional with extensive knowledge of the local economy and governmental interactions," Craighead said of Singer Cash, who is the owner of The Crystal Couture Store in Lebanon. "She will be a great asset to the city as it continues to work to create jobs and advance retail opportunities within the City of Lebanon."

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  • Cash hired as City's economic recruiter Cash hired as City's economic recruiter

    Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead announced the hiring of local businesswoman Helene Singer Cash as the city's new economic development director (EDD) in a statement released this (Wednesday) morning.

    "Helene is a highly regarded professional with extensive knowledge of the local economy and governmental interactions," Craighead said of Singer Cash, who is the owner of The Crystal Couture Store in Lebanon. "She will be a great asset to the city as it continues to work to create jobs and advance retail opportunities within the City of Lebanon."

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  • Bidding authority debated at school board Bidding authority debated at school board

    Who should decide about making requests for bids or quotes for capital expenses over $100,000 - the school board or the executive committee? That was the question that divided the Wilson County School Board at its regular meeting Monday night.

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  • 'Safety Slam Jam' slam dunks over $12K for Mt. Juliet Help Center 'Safety Slam Jam' slam dunks over $12K for Mt. Juliet Help Center

    Mt. Juliet's first responders hit the court Saturday in a basketball face-off with each basket signaling more money for the local help center.

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  • New fire hall could soon be up for bids New fire hall could soon be up for bids

    Lebanon Fire Station No. 4 is one step closer to reality, and it could take a further step on St. Patrick's Day.

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  • Locals to serve on Special Task Force on Student Testing, Assessment Locals to serve on Special Task Force on Student Testing, Assessment

    Lebanon Special School District Assistant Director Nancy Ashe and Mt. Juliet High School 11th-grader Jasmine Carlisle will join more than a dozen education officials from across the state as part of a special task force announced earlier this week by Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen.

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WBMS holds Goodwill fashion show

A group of Winfree Bryant Middle School students modeled their Goodwill finds on the catwalk March 2nd.

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EMTAR awards banquet 'Rocks in 2015' | EMTAR, Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, Realtors, real estate
EMTAR awards banquet 'Rocks in 2015'

The Mill in Lebanon was transported to the 1950s as dozens of this area's most accomplished Realtors celebrated year 2014's most accomplished in their field Saturday night.

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Local doctor battling cancer honored by colleagues, friends | Dr. Cole, retirement,
Local doctor battling cancer honored by colleagues, friends

Family, friends and former patients gathered on Wednesday at the Lebanon Endoscopy Center to honor Dr. Donald Cole.

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Bats could impede Mt. Juliet road project | bats, conservation, endangered species, Mt. Juliet,
Bats could impede Mt. Juliet road project

An endangered species of bat could slow progress on the Eastern Connector road project in Mt. Juliet.

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LHS Top Ten list announced | Lebanon High School,
LHS Top Ten list announced

Lebanon High School recently announced the 10 students in the class of 2015 who will graduate with the highest grade point averages.

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Pet crematorium planned for Gladeville area

A necessary but perplexing part of the veterinary profession is finding a place to dispose of pets who have had to be "put down" or who have died during veterinary care, and until now, local vets have had to go out of the county for solutions to that problem.

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Recycling getting a new definition

When is a recycling business not a junkyard? When it's "an indoor facility used to process used goods to be sold for reuse in manufacturing new goods," according to changes in the city zoning code which the Lebanon Planning Commission voted Tuesday night to recommend to the city council.

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Search for Mt. Juliet fire station site full throttle | fire hall, Mt. Juliet,
Search for Mt. Juliet fire station site full throttle

The search for a third Mt. Juliet fire station site is in high gear after city commissioners directed the city manager to look for viable sites, specifically on the north side of town.

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Cold and Hungry? | Wilson County Schools, Lebanon Special School District, food, snow, ice, hungry, backpack program,
Cold and Hungry?

Stretches of inclement weather, such as last week's snow and ice storm, have many concerned whether or not the students who depend on food provided at school went hungry.

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WWE-lated! | Wilson County Sheriff's Department, Mt. Juliet High School,
WWE-lated!

Mt. Juliet High School student Remmington Caldwell had the time of his life Monday night as he was taken to Nashville to see his favorite wrestling stars in action.

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Hutto pleased with county's emergency weather response | winter weather, recap, response,
Hutto pleased with county's emergency weather response

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto was pleased overall with how area agencies handled last week's snow and ice storm.

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City proclaims this week 'Shop Local in Mt. Juliet Week' | shop local, Wilson County, Mt. Juliet,
City proclaims this week 'Shop Local in Mt. Juliet Week'

Local Mt. Juliet boutique Sister's Whimzy's business was literally frozen by last week's ice storm when it was forced to close, and it will take quite a while to recoup lost earnings. Local commerce came to a standstill with multiple days of nearly impassable sideroads that kept citizens homebound and unable to keep cash registers ringing.

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New Mt. Juliet firefighters sworn into ranks | firefighters, Mt. Juliet,
New Mt. Juliet firefighters sworn into ranks

The ranks of the Fire Department of Mt. Juliet swelled considerably when additional full-time and volunteer firefighters were officially sworn in Monday night.

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Rezoning sought for renamed manor

The gracious white, antebellum Southern manor by the side of Highway 231, about 11 miles south of Lebanon, is a familiar sight to Wilson Countians with its two-story porch pillars, arched windows and, of course, its cedar trees.

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City "goes green" with gasification

The City of Lebanon will be "going green, saving green and making green" with its new "waste to energy" project that the Lebanon City Council unanimously approved on second reading at a special called meeting Thursday night, with Ward 2 Councilor Fred Burton absent.

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